Functional approach to Menopause
Natural depletion of hormones occurs at age 30 when testosterone starts to decline. Progesterone soon follows at age 40 and finally estrogen dips in late 40’s.
The rate of change causes symptom such as
- Hot flushes
- Depression mood disturbances
- Cold intolerance, cold feet and hands
- Weight gain due to elevation of cortisol and insulin resistance
- Decreased libido with vaginal dryness
- Fatigue often associated to a fall in cortisol
COMMON MYTH IS
ALL ESTROGENS CAUSE CANCER, HENCE I WILL NOT TAKE HORMONE REPLACEMENT
Estrogen has more than 400 crucial functions in your body hence you need estrogen for optimal health.
The amount of estrogen you have is an important factor to reduced undesirable side effects. IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SYNTHETIC ESTROGEN AND NATURAL ESTROGEN
Synethetic estrogen is reason why most woman are afraid of taking hormone replacement therapy .It does not have the same chemical structure of estrogen produced by the body. Synthetic estrogen takes longer to be eliminated from the body. Oral estrogens may cause the many systemic side effects ie increase blood pressure and increase triglycerides increasing the risk of cardio vascular disease, increase estrone metabolites causing breast cancer. Increases weight gain.
Women’s Health Initiative Program halted its study on estrogen plus progestin (synthetic hormone) this was due to the fact that there was increased risk to breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. The participants were given premarin and progestins. Since then premarin has been pulled off the market.
Natural hormone replacement often referred to Bio identical hormones are the preferred form of hormone replacement in integrative medicine.
Reasons for using BIH replacement
- 1. Relief of menopausal or hormone deficiency symptoms
- 2.Prevention of memory loss
- 3. Delay the risk of alzeheimers
- 4. Does not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease
- 5. Growth and repair
- 6. Bone production and prevention of osteoporosis
BIH is using hormones that are biologically identical to what your body makes . Customized natural hormones replacement is the safest way to replace hormones . However it should be administered without a thorough understanding of the bodies hormones and functional medicine .Doctors at Noviskin have the knowledge to compound specific hormonal creams to suite your needs.DNA tests are perfomed on each individual to ensure safe elimination of toxic estrogen metabolite reducing cancers.
Natural progesterone effects
- 1. Helps balance estrogen
- 2. Helps with sleep disturbance
- 3. Naturally a calming effect
- 4. Lowers blood pressure
- 5. Helps body use and eliminate body fat
- 6. May protect against breats cancer
- 7. Lowers cholesterol
- 8. Has an aniti proliferative effect on the uterus
- 9. Increases metabolic rate
- 10. Nautral diuretic
- 11. Natural anti depressant
Common question – Should patients that have a hysterectomy receive progesterone ? answer is yes. Menopause does not mean that females should suffer in silence. Be asymptomatic and reduce ageing by visiting Noviskin integrative doctors today.